There can be miracles
when you believe…
Experience the epic emotion and soaring music of THE PRINCE OF EGYPT, the extraordinary new musical from three-time Academy Award®-winner Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Godspell).
Journey through the wonders of Ancient Egypt as two young men, raised together as brothers in a kingdom of privilege, find themselves suddenly divided by a secret past. One must rule as Pharaoh, the other must rise up and free his true people; both face a destiny that will change history forever.
Based on the acclaimed DreamWorks
Animation film, and featuring the Academy Award®-winning, chart-topping song When You Believe, THE PRINCE OF EGYPT is an exhilarating, powerful and joyous celebration of belief and the human spirit.
THE PRINCE OF EGYPT is based on the award-winning DreamWorks Animation film which recently celebrated its 20th anniversary. A stunning blend of traditional animation and computer-generated imagery, it remains one of the most beloved and acclaimed animated feature films of all time.
THE PRINCE OF EGYPT features music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Godspell, Pippin) and a book by Philip LaZebnik (Mulan, Pocahontas). They collaborated on the film of The Prince of Egypt.
The Academy Award®-winning song When You Believe was recorded by Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey in 1998, becoming a global hit. In 2007, the song was also chosen by Simon Cowell as the winner’s single for The X-Factor, spending three weeks at the top of the UK charts.
Around the world, Stephen Schwartz’s smash hit stage musical Wicked has already been seen by 60 million people in 16 countries. The London production at the Apollo Victoria Theatre is now the 9th longest running musical in West End history.
THE PRINCE OF EGYPT features 10 new songs written by Stephen Schwartz, together with 5 of his acclaimed songs from the DreamWorks Animation film, including Deliver Us, All I Ever Wanted, Through Heaven’s Eyes and the Academy Award®-winning When You Believe.
THE PRINCE OF EGYPT premiered on stage in North America in October 2017 and was acclaimed as “a breathtaking musical with originality and depth, theatricality and spectacle” (BroadwayWorld) and “a theatrically stunning take on an iconic story and film that individuals of all ages will love” (Stanford Daily).
“In probably the best news of the decade, THE PRINCE OF EGYPT is being made into a musical and it’s coming to the West End in 2020.”
HEART RADIO, MAY 2019
A developmental production of THE PRINCE OF EGYPT premiered in North America in October 2017 to critical acclaim:
“With Stephen Schwartz’s rich and nuanced score and a dynamic, multi-ethnic international cast, this epic saga of two brothers caught up in a destiny-defining relationship is
“A THEATRICALLY STUNNING TAKE ON AN ICONIC STORY AND FILM THAT INDIVIDUALS OF ALL AGES WILL LOVE.”
“VISUALLY STUNNING, INCREDIBLY COMPELLING.
Destined for Broadway and beyond, Scott Schwartz impeccably directs this classic story in a modern and unique way. If you have any interest in theatre, you will be kicking yourself in a few years if you don’t see the world premiere of The Prince of Egypt.”
THEATRE BY THE BAY
“In his reimagining of the 1998 DreamWorks film, director Scott Schwartz creates
A TOUCHING AND CAPTIVATING MUSICAL.”
“THIS PRODUCTION SOARS AND ENTHRALLS.
Sean Cheesman’s choreography is stunning throughout and his dancers create most of the monumental physical elements in an imaginative odyssey unique to the stage. The Prince of Egypt is entertainment on a grand scale.”
A GOOD REED REVIEW
“AN INCREDIBLE SCORE BY STEPHEN SCHWARTZ not only proves that he knows how to write a great musical, but that he can also improve greatly upon what’s already considered a masterpiece of a film.”
“This gorgeous, talent-filled production, directed by Scott Schwartz, delivers
A SHOWSTOPPING EVENING OF EXCELLENT ENTERTAINMENT.
The production soars with an amazing, tireless ensemble. When all of their voices are engaged, the sound is stirring and phenomenal.”
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Cast & Creative
Theatre includes: ‘Feste’ in Twelfth Night, ‘Bassanio’ in The Merchant Of Venice, ‘Lucentio’ in The Taming Of The Shrew (all at Shakespeare’s Globe); ‘Miller's Son’ in St George And The Dragon (National Theatre); ‘Anthony’ in Sweeney Todd (Adelphi Theatre and Chichester Festival Theatre); ‘Jesus’ in Vernon God Little (Young Vic); ‘Matt’ in The Fantasticks (Duchess Theatre) and ‘Joey’ in Tarantula In Petrol Blue (Aldeburgh Music).
Television includes: ‘Adam’ in Fresh Meat (Channel 4).
Film includes: Murder on The Orient Express, Twentieth Century Fox, directed by Kenneth Branagh.
Recordings include: 2012 London Cast Recording of Sweeney Todd.
Other work includes: Founding partner of the music group ‘Pieces to the Puzzle’.
Luke would like to send his love to his family and friends and give a special mention to Cosmo Jackson and Hurtwood House, whose support helped him live a dream.
Training: Laine Theatre Arts
Theatre includes: ‘Giuseppe Naccarelli’ in The Light in the Piazza (Royal Festival Hall / The Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles); ‘Lin Manuel Miranda’ in Spamilton (Menier Chocolate Factory); ‘Freddy Rodriquez’ in Working The Musical (Southwark Playhouse); ‘Frank-N-Furter’ in The Rocky Horror Show (UK Tour); ‘Raoul’ in The Phantom of the Opera (Her Majesty's Theatre); ‘Enjolras’ in Les Misérables (Queen’s Theatre); ‘Jordan Jones’ in Departure Lounge The Musical (Waterloo East Theatre); Hair (Gielgud Theatre); ‘Link Larkin’ in Hairspray (Shaftesbury Theatre) and Wicked (Apollo Victoria Theatre).
Recordings include: Working the Musical; Departure Lounge; The Music Box; Self Taught; Still Learning (The Music of Chris Passey) and The In-Between. Liam is currently working on his own album.
Other work includes: ‘Holly Martins’ in The Third Man workshop; ‘Electra’ in Starlight Express workshop; ‘Ralph Rackstraw’ in HMS Pinafore workshop and Love Never Dies workshop.
Liam would like to take this opportunity to thank his parents, family and friends, the fantastic teachers at Laine Theatre Arts and The Allesley School of Dance, his husband and their bulldogs Daphne and Godfrey. Liam would also like to extend a special thank you to Stephen Schwartz for believing in him.
Theatre includes: ‘Peggy Schuyler’ and ‘Maria Reynolds’ in Hamilton (Victoria Palace Theatre); ‘Vanessa’ in In The Heights (Kings Cross Theatre); ‘Dovee’ in Here Lies Love (National Theatre); ‘Ursula’ in Sweet Charity (Royal Exchange); 'Turandot' in Turandot (Regent Theatre); 'Minerva’ in From Here To Eternity (Shaftesbury Theatre); 'Girlie' in Beyond The Fence (Arts Theatre) and 'Aggie Hurley' in A Catered Affair (Jack Lyons Theatre).
Television includes: Rhyme Time Town (Dreamworks Animation, Netflix); 'Jasmine' in Royal Hearts (Hallmark) and 'Maria' in West Side Stories – The Making of a Classic (BBC/Reef TV).
Recordings include: The Clockmakers Daughter (Auburn Jam Records and David Ball Productions).
Other work: Royal Variety Performance (ITV, London Palladium); Andrea Bocelli Cinema and Si arena tours (Europe and Asia); concerts at the Royal Opera House, Royal Albert Hall and Cadogan Hall.
Theatre: ‘Laura’ in The Distance You Have Come (Cockpit Theatre); ‘Rita Marley’ in One Love (Birmingham Rep); ‘Princess Tahlia’ in Sleeping Beauty (Hackney Empire); ‘Nabalungi’ in The Book of Mormon (Prince of Wales); ‘Alice’ in Dick Whittington (Hackney Empire); ‘Eponine’ in Les Misérables (Queen’s Theatre); ‘Deb’ in Ordinary Days (Trafalgar Studios); ‘Harmonia’ in Welcome to Thebes (National Theatre); ‘Elphaba’ in Wicked (Apollo Victoria Theatre); ‘Nala’ in The Lion King (Lyceum Theatre); ‘Candy’ in Whistle Down the Wind (UK Tour); ‘Ronnie Spector’ in Leader of the Pack (UK Tour) and Cinderella (Hackney Empire).
TV & Film: Alabama; Rocketman; Wanderlust; London Road; Splatalot; Les Misérables; Comin’ Atcha; The Queen’s Nose; The Bill; Grange Hill; MacGyver; Class Action; The Sculptress; Dream Team and Separate Truths.
Voice over: ‘Sardonyx’ in Steven Universe (Cartoon Network).
Recordings: Amazing Grace and Pride film soundtracks.
I’m humbled and grateful to be a part of this wonderful production. A big, huge thank you to my mum who has always been my rock and believed in me. A special thank you to Darren Rugg and everyone at AHA Talent for your constant support and faith in me.
Associate Artist, Royal Shakespeare Company.
Theatre includes: Imperium 1 & II; The Tempest; The Orphan of Zhao; Boris Godunov; Troilus and Cressida (Wooster Group co-production); A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Love’s Labour’s Lost; Titus Andronicus; The Malcontent; The Island Princess; The Roman Acto; The Comedy of Errors (all RSC); The Real Inspector Hound/The Critic (Chichester Festival Theatre); Uncle Vanya (St James); Our Ajax (Southwark Playhouse); Roller Diner (Soho Theatre); Cruel and Tender (Young Vic, Bouffe Du Nord); As You Like It (Cheek by Jowl, world tour); The Duchess of Malfi (Greenwich/Wyndham’s); Romeo & Juliet (ESC); The Winter’s Tale (National Theatre); The Bacchae (Southbank Centre); Women Beware Women (Royal Court) and Our Country’s Good (Gate, Dublin).
TV includes: A.D. Kingdom and Empire (NBC); Atlantis (BBC); Lewis (ITV); Vera (ITV); Sirens (Channel 4); 32 Brinkburn Street (BBC); Criminal Justice (BBC); Silent Witness (BBC); Doctor Who (BBC); When I’m Sixty-Four (BBC); The Stretford Wives (BBC); An Unsuitable Job for a Woman (ITV); Tiger Bay (BBC) and Holding On (BBC).
Film includes: The Cold Light of Day; 14 Days with Victor; The Mummy Returns; Rise of the Footsoldier and The Changeling
Theatre includes: Blues in the Night (Kiln); Sweet Charity (Donmar Warehouse); Girl From The North Country (The Old Vic/Noël Coward); The Threepenny Opera (NT); Anything Goes (Sheffield/UK Tour); The Bodyguard - Olivier Award nomination, ‘Best Performance in a Supporting Role in a Musical’ (Adelphi); Chicago (Cambridge/Adelphi); Sister Act (London Palladium); Oliver! (Cyprus); I Love You Because (Landor); East (Leicester Curve); West Side Story (Prince of Wales); Tonight’s The Night (Victoria Palace); Rent (Prince of Wales/UK Tour); Fame (UK Tour); Guys And Dolls (Sheffield); Pal Joey (Chichester); Poison (Tricycle); Boogie Nights (Savoy).
Television includes: The Two Wolves; West Side Stories – The Making of a Classic.
Film includes: Hollow.
Recordings include: Girl From the North Country; Sister Act; Chess in Concert; You Are Home, (Anderson and Petty); Tonight’s the Night.
Other work includes: Best of the Rock Musicals (Eventim Apollo); King (Hackney Empire); The World Goes Round (The Other Palace); Rhythm of Life (St. James Theatre); Chess in Concert (Royal Albert Hall) Les Misérables and Jesus Christ Superstar in concert (Jersey).
Theatre includes: ‘Jonathan Ripples’, Mr Gum & the Dancing Bear (National Theatre); ‘Mrs Crumble’, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (Palladium); ‘Major/Monsieur Armande’, Flowers for Mrs Harris (Chichester); ‘Sarah The Cook’, Dick Whittington (Palladium); ‘Badger’, The Wind in the Willows (Palladium); ‘George McMillan’, Big (Plymouth/Ireland); ‘Anthony’, End of the Rainbow (tour); ‘Andre Thibault’, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (West End & tour); ‘Ali Hakim’, Oklahoma! (tour); ‘Vernon Hines’, The Pajama Game (West End), ‘Sammy Shaw’, Radio Times (Watermill & tour); ‘Thomas Marvel’, The Invisible Man (Menier Chocolate Factory); ‘Septimus Podgers’, Lord Arthur Saville’s Crime (tour); ‘Billy Flynn’, Chicago (tour); ‘Arthur Kipps’, Half A Sixpence (tour); ‘Dick Deadeye’, H.M.S. Pinafore (Regents Park); ‘Caractacus Potts’, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (Palladium); ‘Henry 3’, Travels With My Aunt (tour); ‘Pirate King’, The Pirates of Penzance (Regent’s Park & tour); ‘Bottom’, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Regent’s Park); Confusions (tour); ‘Dennis Cain’, One For The Road (Bristol Old Vic); ‘Fagin’, Oliver! (tour); ‘Elliot Garfield’, The Goodbye Girl (West End); ‘Tony’, Copacabana (West End), ‘Joe’, Carmen Jones (The Old Vic) and ‘Bill Snibson’, Me and My Girl (West End & tour, TMA ‘Best Actor’ nomination).
Television includes: Diamonds Are Forever - The Don Black Songbook; Cue Gary; Showstopper; The Saturday Gang; Copycats and Never Mind the Buzzcocks.
Other Credits include: Host/Soloist of From Hackney to Hollywood - The Songs of Don Black (tour) and host of the Olivier Awards.
As writer and director: Sweet Lorraine (Regis Centre, Bognor Regis).
Training: Guildford School of Acting (1st Class BA Hons) and The National Youth Music Theatre.
Theatre: ‘Augustin Magaldi’, Evita (Regents Park); ‘Viktor’ original cast of Local Hero (Lyceum, Edinburgh); ‘Max Von Mayerling’, Sunset Boulevard (UK and European Tour); Les Misérables, understudy/played ‘Javert’ and ‘Thenardier’ (Queen's); ‘Officer Barrel’ original UK cast Urinetown (Other Palace); ‘Octavious Crabbe’ in the original Cast of The Light Princess (National); understudy ‘Judge Turpin’, Sweeney Todd (Adelphi & Chichester); ‘Squelch’ original cast of Love Never Dies (Adelphi;) original cast of Knights Of The Rose (Arts); Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Adelphi); Alice in Wonderland (West Yorkshire Playhouse); Evita (Adelphi).
Film: The Current War and Les Misérables.
Recordings: The Light Princess; Les Misérables (film Soundtrack); Love Never Dies; Sweeney Todd; Evita and Tale of Two Cities.
Originally from Portsmouth, Adam would like to thank his wife and family for their constant love and support. He cannot wait for his son Henry to visit the West End for the first time to watch his Dad perform.
Theatre includes: Little Shop of Horrors (Storyhouse); Making Porn (Above the Stag); Caroline, or Change (Playhouse Theatre); Big Fish (The Other Palace); One Love – The Bob Marley Musical (Birmingham Rep); Beautiful - The Carol King Musical (Aldwych Theatre); Hairspray (Bronowski Productions/ Macau); Seussical (Selladoor); Thriller Live (West End, UK & European Tour).
Television includes: Old Spice: She Nose Best; Smart Energy UK (Somesuch); Baileys: Pour Spectacular; Top of the Pops; League of Their Own (choreographer).
Film includes: Once an Old Lady... (Genesis Child Films); Dancing Queen (Left Eye Blind - choreographer).
Other work includes: Lights EP - Kitchen Party (Island Records); Bat Out Of Hell (promotional tour).
Training: Rose Bruford College.
Theatre includes: Twelfth Night (Young Vic); As You Like It (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre); Much Ado About Nothing (Rose Theatre, Kingston); Dr Seuss’ The Lorax (The Old Vic Theatre and Royal Alexandra Theatre, Toronto); Forty Years On (Chichester Festival Theatre); The Emperor and the Nightingale (Theatre by the Lake, Keswick); The Go-Between (Apollo Theatre, West End); Sunny Afternoon (Harold Pinter Theatre, West End) and Jack and the Beanstalk (Key Theatre, Peterborough).
Film includes: Benjamin (Open Palm Films).
FURTHER CASTING TO BE ANNOUNCED
The multi award-winning, international creative team is led by director Scott Schwartz (Disney’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame) with choreography by two-time MTV Award-winner Sean Cheesman (So You Think You Can Dance).
Set designs by acclaimed Chicago-based designer Kevin Depinet; costume designs are by Tony Award® winner Ann Hould-Ward (Disney’s Beauty and the Beast); lighting design by two-time LA Ovation Award nominee Mike Billings; sound design by three-time Olivier Award-winner and two-time Tony Award® nominee Gareth Owen (Come From Away); projection designs by Olivier Award-winner and Tony Award® nominee Jon Driscoll (Brief Encounter) with illusion designs by Chris Fisher (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child).
Orchestrations are by Olivier Award winner and Grammy® and Tony Award® nominee August Eriksmoen (Come From Away) with musical supervision and arrangements by Dominick Amendum (Wicked). The Musical Director is Dave Rose (Wicked) and casting is by Jim Arnold CDG (Wicked).
Biographies coming soon.
DreamWorks Theatricals, a division of Universal Theatrical Group, was established to develop and produce live stage productions inspired by the studio’s acclaimed animated films, including Shrek The Musical, Madagascar Live! and The Prince of Egypt. UTG, the live theatre division of Universal Pictures, is currently represented by the musical phenomenon Wicked, which has been seen by 60 million people worldwide, making it one of the most successful theatrical ventures of all time. Universal’s critically acclaimed musical adaptation of Billy Elliot, which won four Olivier Awards and ten Tony Awards®, including Best Musical, concluded its 11-year run in the West End and continues to play worldwide. Recently, Universal produced the Broadway premiere of Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn with Roundabout Theatre Company and the Tony Award®-nominated Broadway production of Bring It On: The Musical.
Michael McCabe is a four-time Olivier Award-winning producer in the UK and Tony Award® nominated on Broadway. He has, since 2006, been represented in the UK by Wicked, as its Executive Producer. His additional West End producing credits include: An American in Paris, Sweeney Todd, Million Dollar Quartet, Spring Awakening and, on Broadway, How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying. He was also the original Marketing Director of Mamma Mia!. www.MichaelMcCabe.net
Neil Laidlaw heads up Neil Laidlaw Productions, a theatrical producing and general management company. West End credits include: Oslo, The Grinning Man, Annie, Long Day’s Journey Into Night, Show Boat, Gypsy and A Doll’s House. Other producing credits include: Captain Corelli’s Mandolin (UK Tour), The Steamie (Scottish Tour), Canned Laughter (Scottish Tour), Annie (UK Tour) and Beautiful Thing (Sound Theatre, London).
Sights + Sounds
"THE GREATEST ANIMATED MOVIE OF ALL TIME.
The animated masterpiece features some of the most stunning visuals and awe-inspiring ballads cinema has ever seen. ‘Deliver Us’ may just be the greatest opening of all time, and yes, that’s counting ‘Circle of Life’.”
A milestone in cinematic achievement, DreamWorks’ The Prince of Egypt captivated movie audiences across the world and recently celebrated its 20th Anniversary. It remains one of the most beloved and acclaimed animated feature films of all time.
Featuring a stunning blend of traditional animation and computer-generated imagery, The Prince of Egypt featured an all-star voice cast including Val Kilmer, Ralph Fiennes, Michelle Pfeiffer, Sandra Bullock, Jeff Goldblum, Danny Glover, Patrick Stewart, Helen Mirren, Martin Short and Steve Martin.
"THE BEST ANIMATED MUSICAL OF ALL TIME.
The music includes some of the most beautiful songs ever gifted to humanity and includes Through Heaven’s Eyes and When You Believe.”
Film images ©DreamWorks Animation, LLC